Nov 3rd, 2012. The November art walk was always one of the biggest art walks of the year. Coinciding with the “Noche De Altares” event on 4th st., it was a perfect choice to launch our day of the dead themed art show. GCS always enjoyed the challenge of curating a themed group art show. And this one was one of our favorites. We took a break from the theme this last november but look out for “Bringing Out The Dead” art show to return in ’15.
May 4th, 2013. GCS was proud to host “F Words” art show presented by Fresh Force. For those of you that are not familiar with FF, these guys have been part of our gallery shows for quite some time now. Graff, photography, sculpture, illustration and fine art painting, these guys can do it all. Members include 3rdi, APE, Aseph, BIELS, HURL, GUTS, SWAG and VGML. Look out for more from these cats.
In celebration of the November Art Walk and Day of the Dead, GCS presented “Bringing Out The Dead II”. An art show that brought out different aspects of life and death and the beauty that comes from both. This was the second year that this theme was explored and it was just as impactful as the previous show. The roster included some artists that are familiar to the GCS audience as well as a few new names. It was non-stop crowds all evening long as the night coincided with the “Noche De Altares” street festival two blocks over.
NOV 2nd, 2013 brought to GCS Clothing Store and Art Gallery the second installment of “Bringing Out The Dead” art show. Our version of the celebration of life and what comes at the end of it. Not your typical day of the dead art show, our hand selected artists put thier own unique twist on the themes and emotions involved with this time of the season.
The roster of artists that contributed work goes as follows: EGADS, Tyoni Aragon, Jonathan Martinez, Mike Giant, Aseph, 3rdi, Steve Tipton, Dino Bowen, Kasey Mahoney, Ducky, Ana Gonzalez, Germizm, BENONE, Alicia Rojas, Alisa King, Charley Reynoso, Bigboy, Heidi Hernandez, Kenos One, Edward Velasquez, FRED ONE, KRAY, DAMET, VGML, Jess Johnson, Nick Macaulay, Trixie’s Pinatas, and Ed Gutter…
The show opened to huge crowds being that the November Art Walk coincided with the Noche de Altares street festival taking place a few blocks away. Judging by the reactions of the crowd, “Bringing Out The Dead” art show accomplished what it set out to do, to be a memoriable part of the day’s experience. Be on the lookout for next year’s art show – we hope it’ll keep growing in impact.
December’s art show brought us Aspeh’s “Within the Core”. This is the third or fourth time that we have had the pleasure of hosting Aseph in our gallery. The crowds were great as usual despite the cold weather. 3rdI, APE, Hurl, and Irene Garcia also displayed newly created pieces in support of the show. The show was predominated by original acrylic paintings, punctuated by Aspeh’s huge centerpiece created on digital media. For more info on Aseph, check out his site www.aspehone.com. Special thanks to Elvis Williams a.k.a. DJ REAL for the great tunes all night long.